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Peter D. Wolfson

1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020-1089
Firm: Dentons U.S. LLP
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Dentons U.S. LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (212) 768-6840

Peter Wolfson is a Global Vice Chair at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. He practices in the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice. He has more than 30 years' experience in representing debtors, creditor and bondholder committees, equity committees, plan sponsors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases.

Peter lectures on a variety of bankruptcy and reorganization topics before professional organizations and to various creditor and bondholder groups.

Peter is a member of Dentons’ Global Board, the Global Advisory Committee and the US Board. Prior to his current role as a Global Vice Chair, Peter was US Co-Chief Executive Officer of Dentons.


As lead counsel for numerous creditor/bondholder/equity committees, Peter has developed a reputation as an aggressive, creative and practical bankruptcy lawyer in complex matters in a wide array of industries, in cross-border cases and in asbestos-related cases. Representative creditor and bondholder committee engagements include Federal Mogul Corporation, WHX Corporation, USG, Gillette Holdings, Hillsborough Holdings, Grand Union, Community Newspapers, General Homes, Wilson Foods, and Global Crossing. Peter was retained as special litigation counsel for committees in Exide and Hayes Lemmerz.

Peter also has significant experience in the representation of equity committees in high-profile cases. Examples include Accuride; Loral Space and Communications, Inc.; Interstate Bakeries Corporation; Baldwin-United; Hancock Fabrics; LTV Steel; Hexcel Corporation; At Home Corporation; ICH Corporation; Hamburger Hamlet; and New Valley Corporation (Western Union).

Peter has represented numerous debtors across the country, including Pulse Electronics, Young Broadcasting; Newcomm; Maxicare Health Plans; American Film Technologies; Gibson Discount Stores; Philip Services; Plan B Communications; Hayes Microcomputer Products; Coltex Loop Central Three; FutureLink; GB Holdings, Inc. (a holding company that owned a significant equity interest in the Sands Casino in Atlantic City, NJ); and ICH Corporation (Sybra). He represented Salton in the restructuring of its bank debt and subsequent exchange offer. Peter was selected by the Receiver appointed by the State of California to represent MedPartners Provider Network in its Chapter 11 filing, and represented the examiner in the La Toya Jackson bankruptcy proceedings. 

He has represented petitioning creditors who then took an active role in cases such as Zale Corporation, Southland Corporation (7-11 Stores) and MLG Properties.  Peter has represented successful plan sponsors and asset purchasers in matters such as Tropicana Casinos, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, TransTexas Gas Corporation and Onsite Communications, an international insurance company in two multihundred-million-dollar Ponzi scheme bankruptcy matters.  And he has represented numerous individual creditors and DIP Lenders in major restructurings such as CIT, Global Gaming, Home Holdings, Tronox, Worldcom and Enron, and numerous hedge funds in connection with their investments in distressed debt.  Peter represented an affiliate of Carl Icahn in the WestPoint Stevens Chapter 11 case that acquired substantially all the assets of WestPoint Stevens, and another affiliate of Icahn and Franklin Mutual Advisors in connection with Union Power, one of the world's largest cogeneration facilities.  He also represented Global Gaming in connection with its acquisition of Legends Casinos.

He also represented a national brokerage firm in connection with its major securities litigation and arbitration proceedings.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Peter has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer.
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008–2012
  • Listed in New York editions of Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, 2008–2017
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1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1089
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